Dear Friends of the Myrtle Beach World Amateur:
I write with an important update on your favorite golf tournament, and the steps we’re taking to ensure this year’s competition is enjoyed in a safe and healthy environment amid the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic.
With appropriate social distancing measures in place, playing golf has become widely accepted as a safe activity in the current climate – which is why we have every intent of conducting the World Am event in 2020. At its core, this event is a golf competition.
As for the “World’s Largest 19th Hole” celebration scheduled for Aug. 31 – Sept. 3 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, we’re currently faced with this unfortunate reality: we have no reasonable assurance that federal, state or local COVID-19 guidelines will allow us to accommodate a mass gathering in an indoor facility by that time, and we no longer have the luxury of taking a “wait and see” approach. This is why we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 19th Hole activities for this year’s event.
As always, we’re committed to maximizing the value of the World Am registration fee. With that in mind we are pleased to announce an early bird entry fee of $435 – a $100 reduction of the original early bird fee – and have extended the early bird registration deadline to June 11.
We want to give you as much time as possible to make an informed decision on signing up. But should you choose to sign up by the original May 14 early bird deadline, you’ll receive the added incentive of being eligible to win randomly drawn prizes from a $10,000 prize pool awarded to early signups.
As for the tournament competition itself, rest assured that we are continuously evaluating industry best practices for providing a safe golfing environment for your visit – and will deploy all measures necessary to ensure it.
For 37 wonderful years, the Myrtle Beach golf community has been fortunate to welcome thousands of avid golfers each August. We know you have options for spending your time and money and are most grateful when you chose to do so with us.
Myrtle Beach World Amateur